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Nearly Half Of Americans Believe Trump Committed A Crime While Running For President

A plurality of Americans, 49% vs. 41%, believe Trump likely committed a crime while running for President according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. (photo credit: Youtube/CNN)

A plurality of Americans, 49% vs. 41%, believe Trump likely committed a crime while running for President according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

About half of respondents in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll suspect that President Donald Trump himself broke the law during the presidential campaign and just three in 10 Americans think that alleged wrongdoing ends with those who were charged this week by the special counsel. The poll finds substantial support for the investigation, with 58 percent approving of how special counsel Robert Mueller is handling it, and more – 68 percent – approving of the filling of federal charges against Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and one of his associates.

Few Americans think the case is just limited to Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos

Only 28 percent think the case is limited to Manafort, Richard Gates and a former Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, who’s pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents. Fifty-three percent see “broader wrongdoing,” and a substantial 19 percent are withholding judgment.

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